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Borrello to share marketing advice in campus talk

New York State Sen. George Borrello, who achieved entrepreneurial success in his 20s before entering politics, will share his marketing experience, which includes founding Top Shelf Marketing, on Thursday at 6 p.m., at the State University of New York at Fredonia. What Sen. Borrello learned ...

7-year-old injured in Collins shooting

COLLINS — A 7-year-old child has been injured while sleeping in his bed after a bullet struck him inside of a residence in this small town early today. At approximately 12:35 a.m., Erie County sheriff's deputies assigned to District 5 reported to a residence on Route 39, which is Main ...

Westfield woman charged in morning stabbing

WESTFIELD — A Westfield woman has been charged after a victim claimed this morning that he was stabbed on Felton Raod. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded to the alleged assault in progress involving a knife around 5:30. Upon arrival the injured victim identified the suspect as ...

Appeal filed in conviction for superintendent’s murder

The appeal of a second-degree murder conviction for a Virginia man who shot and killed a Clymer school superintendent in September 2012 will be decided by the Fourth Department Appellate Division. Rochester attorney Donald Thompson spoke Tuesday on behalf of 49-year-old Anthony “Rob” ...

Prosecutorial conduct panel struck down by judge

A court has struck down the state’s creation of the Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct, but that doesn’t mean the measure is dead yet. The Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct would be a special panel of appointees to review complaints of misconduct against the state’s prosecutors and ...

Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary holds its January meeting

The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary Unit 1280 held its regular monthly meeting at the Legion Post, Tuesday, Jan. 14 with 5 officers present, 8 senior members. President Lauren Sharp opened the meeting in regular fashion with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Preamble and a moment of silence for our ...

County health board updated on coronavirus guidelines

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Health and Human Services Director Christine Schuyler briefed the board of health recently on updated procedures regarding the nationwide containment of coronavirus. Federal guidelines from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are being passed down to ...

Social Security launches campaign to warn about telephone scammers

The Social Security Administration launched a new Public Service Announcement campaign to continue warning people about the ongoing nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. Social Security and its Office of the Inspector General continue to receive reports about fraudulent phone calls ...

Serious Randolph crash under investigation

RANDOLPH — Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies were investigating a two-car accident on Main Street with serious injuries. Deputies report a 2008 Jeep Compass crossed over the center line and struck a 1991 Chevrolet van head-on around 12:15 a.m. Sunday. The driver of the Jeep and van were ...

Warrant check leads to arrest of Fredonia man

A Fredonia man was taken into custody on Monday morning after a warrant check. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies, with assistance from the Fredonia Police Department, conducted a warrant check at a residence on Brigham Road in the village of Fredonia around 10:15 a.m. Aron L. Sikes, 26, ...

Mayville residents facing drug charges

CHAUTAUQUA -- Three Mayville residents are facing drug charges after a traffic stop early Saturday. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies stopped a vehicle on Centralia-Hartfield Road for failing to signal turn. The operator was identified as David R. Ralph, 30. Ralph was found to be ...

Prevention Works offering workshop on motivational speaking in March

JAMESTOWN — The session, “Motivational Interviewing: How to Negotiate Inner Change within a Recoveree” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at UPMC Chautauqua WCA Auditorium, 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown. The fee is $100. Participants attending this workshop will be ...

‘It’s going to float again’: More repairs ahead for iconic ferry

STOW — The Bemus Point-Stow Ferry remains sidelined as volunteers and local officials work to get the icon that has graced Chautauqua Lake for nearly 210 years back into service. The payoff after extensive maintenance and rehabilitation work to get the ferry up to standards following ...

HR Compliance System Changes to Provide Enhanced Benefits

Almost a year ago the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier launched a new benefit for our members: an online platform that allows businesses and their employees to easily comply with the New York State Sexual Harassment in the Workplace law ...

Fourteenth annual Art in the Wilds call for artists

KANE, Penn. — Artist applications are now available online for the Fourteenth Annual Art in the Wilds show in Kane. The outdoor, juried fine arts event will be held in Evergreen Park on Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Forty artists are ...

Dunkirk Falcons honor Rick Matyjakowski

Submitted Photo The Dunkirk Falcons Club honored Rick “Pixie” Matyjakowski at annual Rewrap Party. This annual event was held at the clubrooms on Jan. 18 with the proceeds donated to Lakeshore Humane Society. Pictured are the Matyjakowski grandchildren, officers and members of both ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary supports early breast cancer detection

WESTFIELD — Representatives of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville and the Allegheny Health Network / Westfield Memorial Hospital (AHN/WMH) gathered in the mammography suite of AHN/WMH in Westfield on Feb. 3 for a presentation of items provided by this Rotary club for the hospital staff to ...

Enjoy creative cuisine March 9 at musical fundraiser

IRVING — Who’s hungry for a swampy supper? Loosen your belts because the cast and crew of Silver Creek High School’s upcoming production of “Shrek the Musical” are hosting a Duloc dinner fundraiser Monday, March 9, at Sunset Bay Restaurant, 954 Main Road, Irving. The community is ...

WNY Maker Expo and RoboRAVE March 28

Are you ready for a full day of makers, hands-on competitions, live performances and a RoboRAVE?! On March 28, Erie 1 & Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES, Buffalo Public Schools, SUNY Erie, NYSCATE and Frontier Central Schools present the first ever WNY Maker Expo & RoboRave ...

Nominate a Distinguished Western New York Woman

Girl Scouts of Western New York is proud to announce that the community at large has an opportunity to nominate extraordinary Western New York women for its 2020 Women of Distinction Awards. Nominations are being accepted now through March 9. Women of Distinction is Girl Scouts of Western New ...